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Buster Posey

#28 | C
San Francisco Giants San Francisco Giants
Buster Posey
Name: Gerald Dempsey Posey
Born: Mar 27, 1987 in Leesburg, Ga. USA
High School: Lee County (Ga.) HS
College: Florida State
Ht.: 6'1" / Wt.: 210 lbs
Bats: R / Throws: R
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2019232.259.319.4015
Career4,402.303.372.462138
Drafted in the 1st round (5th overall) by the San Francisco Giants in 2008 (signed for $6,200,000)
Posey was recruited out of high school by Florida State to play shortstop, and he started all 65 games there for the Seminoles as a freshman. Following the 2006 season, however, Posey was asked to move behind the plate and catch for the first time in his life. He took to it naturally and two seasons later is considered the top catching prospect, both defensively and offensively, in the country. His offensive numbers this season, including a .471 average, put him among the national leaders in several categories. His receiving, footwork and release are all advanced, and his athleticism is apparent. Posey's arm strength (he reaches 94 mph off the mound) and accuracy are pluses as well. At the plate, Posey has above-average bat speed and makes consistent contact. He has power to all fields but will probably be known more for his batting average than home runs. Drafted out of high school by the Angels in the 50th round in 2005, Posey is regarded as one of the safest picks in this year's draft. His projection as an offensive catcher with Gold Glove-caliber defense has boosted Posey's draft stock as much as anyone's over the weeks leading up to the draft.
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